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            Dhikala at the heart of the core area is the main attraction for tourists. This picturesquely located area is at the edge of of a grassy plateu perched high above the ramganga flowing river. The grasslands of the Dhikala chaur disappear into the dense sal forest of the foothills. Being the center of tourist activity, a range of accommodation is available at Dhikala, including 3 room cabins (with coolers on request)

There are also available forest rest houses, three bedded huts, dormitories. Restaurants, a library, a field post office, first aid center, an open air theatre and a provision store are some of the other facilities here for visitors. 

            Corbett also offers a number of other forest rest houses located in picturesque spots around the park, isolated, ideal for wild life enthusiasts, photographers, anglers, bird watchers who wish to enjoy the feel of the jungle. Just 9 kms from Ramnagar, where the park headquarters is located is the fine 6 room rest house at Bijrani. A big chaur close by, where deer collect at night is ideal for watching the animals and elephant rides are available for visitors.

 Along the route to Dhikala and soon after the entrance gate at Dhangarhi is another charming two rest house at Sultan. Set along the road in a little flat where the deer come to feed, it is surrounded by low wooded hills.

           Still further along the road a little forest track takes off to the beautifully located 6 room rest house at Gairal, set on a high bank above Ramganga river. Tigers have often been spotted drinking in the river close to the rest house. Downstream are pretty polls where mugger and gharial can be seen. Sarpduli rest house further into the Park has some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing, located as it is on the banks of the river with fine jungle close by.

All these wildlife spots with rest houses provide just basic facilities and provisions such as candles, torches, food, vegetables, spices etc.  stove have to be carried, though most often the rest house guard or local caretakers cook for visitors.

Interesting spots and useful information of the Park

Dhikala chaur, Sarpduli , Gairal , High bank are important pockets for wildlife sighting. Towers at Dhikala chaur offer good viewing . The best time is March/April when the weather encourages wildlife movement. Kalagarh Dam is another scenic spot . The museum at Dhangarhi Gate and the Corbett museum at Kaladhungi are open throughout the year. Elephant rides are available at Dhikala, Khinanauli , Gairal  and Bijrani subject to availability . Four persons per elephant are allowed for rides in the morning and evening. No advance booking for morning ride. Booking for evening ride at 12 noon.

General Details     :

Area of reserve
Nearest town

: 520 Sq km
: 400 to 1100 metres
:  Ramnager from Dhikala 51 kms
:                           Max        Min
Summer           43o C         19o C
Winter              25o C          3o  C
: Mid-November to Mid-June

How to get there    :

: Nearest airport Pantnagar , 110 km , Delhi 294 Kms
: Nearest railhead is Ramnagar, 51 kms
: Access to the park is via Ramnagar to the two entry points the  Amdanda Gate and Dhangarhi gate. The road distance from Delhi is 243 kms to Ramnagar

For reservations and further information contact :



New Delhi
: Field Director, Project Tiger, Corbett National Park, Ramnagar Distt. Nainital - 244715, Uttarachal. Tel: 05947-251376, 251489
: Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), 85 Dela Ram Market Dehradun  (Uttaranchal ). Tel: 0135-744225
: Tourist Office, U.P. Tourism, 36 Chandralok Building, Janpath New Delhi - 110001 . Tel: 011-3322251 Fax: +91-11-3711296


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